M365 Changelog: SharePoint: Updates to Channel Site to Display Site Permissions

MC390004 — With this update, Microsoft is bringing back the Site Permissions panel to channel sites. You will now be able to display in read-only mode the site permissions for the channel sites. Also, as the site owner, you will be able to access and make changes to the site sharing or guest expiration options.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93240

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out in mid-June.

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out to all customers in early July and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.

How this will affect your organization:

The site permissions panel is now available on channel sites and can be viewed by all users. However, this panel does not allow permissions to be edited, it is read-only. Microsoft has added a banner at the top of the panel to indicate that this is a Teams connected channel site and permissions should be managed in Teams. 

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For Private Channel sites, site owners will see both the Site Sharing and Guest expiration menu items below the permissions groups. Shared channel sites will only see Site Sharing as Guest Expiration does not apply to shared channel sites.  

In the site sharing menu panel, Microsoft has made updates to accurately reflect what content you can control sharing access to. For channel sites, you have never been allowed to share the site. The menu now has just 2 sharing permissions options down from 3 on regular sites. Everything else remains the same. 

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What you need to do to prepare:

You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate. 

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